Below is information on the 2024 elections through the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®. Those elected in these upcoming elections will begin their term on January 1, 2024.

View or download GMAR's District Maps & List of Zip Codes, located under GMAR Bylaws & Policies in the Resource Library

  • Submission Deadline: August 11, 2023

    The number of National Directors allocated to the state associations and local boards for the following year is based on the primary membership recorded in the National REALTORS® Database System (M1) on July 31.

    This positions serves for a term of one-year, and attendance at the NAR Legislative and Annual Conferences is encouraged. The general policy of GMAR is that the President shall be named to the first National Association of REALTORS® Director Entitlement position.

    Candidates will be interviewed by the GMAR Board of Directors at their August 2023 meeting, in person, and allotted a maximum of 15-minutes each.

  • How to Apply

    Candidates interested in running for a NAR Board of Director Position should meet the following:

    • •    Must possess a knowledge and understanding of NAR Governance, programs, and initiatives.
    • •    Must be willing to represent the members’ best interests.
    • •    Must be a member with GMAR, in good standing, for at least 3 years.
    • •    Must be a Past President of GMAR, or currently serve as a GMAR Board of Director.
    • •    Must have participated/attended at least one NAR Conference in the past 12 months.


    *Changes to NAR Director Requirements from the May 2023 Legislative meetings:

    The NAR Board of Directors has approved recommendations requiring board members to have completed:

    • •    At Home with Diversity Certification
    • •    Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing
    • •    Fairhaven, an online fair housing simulation

            1.   Review the role and responsibilities of a NAR Director here
            2.   Submit a resume between August 1, 2023 and August 13, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
            3.   Information must be emailed in PDF format to Vickey@GMARonline.com

    To learn more about upcoming GMAR elections, visit gmaronline.com/elections

  • GMAR Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors consists of nine (9) District Directors, three (3) At Large Directors, and one (1) Strategic Partner Director. 

    Nominations were filed between September 1 - 15, 2023 for the following 2024 Board of Director positions:

               - District 1 Director (3-year term)

               - District 3 Director (1-year term)

               - District 5 Director (3-year term)

               - District 7 Director (3-year term)

               - At Large Director (3-year term)

               - Strategic Partner Director (1-year term)

  • Criteria for Application

    Those members that applied, were required to meet the following criteria:

               - Be a GMAR member in good standing for at least three years

               - Currently be serving on a GMAR Committee during the last 12 months

               - Have participated/attended at least one event in the past 12 months

               - Preferably be an investor in RPAC

               - Submit a current resume, including any volunteer activities in the past 3 years

               - Have an active real estate license in an office that is within the district running for

               - Have no felony convictions or license law violations involving any of the following areas:
                           Fraudulent misrepresentation
                           Embezzlement or misappropriation of funds
                           Criminal trespass
                           Sexual misconduct

               - Must be located within the District borders for which they run; members seeking to run for an At Large Director position may be located anywhere within the GMAR Districts (make GMAR Districts a link to the district map page)

               - Members seeking to run for a Strategic Partner Director position must be active participants on the GMAR Strategic Partner Committee.

  • Cast Your Vote

    The election is now open beginning on October 2, 2023 through October 13, 2023.

    Eligible GMAR members will receive an email unique to the member allowing them to vote for their District Director and/or the At Large Director. If you do not receive an email to vote and feel like this is in error, please reach out to Rob Stone.

    Additional information on the candidates can be found in the unique District Elections categories below.

  • Marybeth Jamison
    Marybeth Jamison Headshot

    Thank you for considering me for GMAR’s District 1 Director opportunity. I ask to be considered because serving in this capacity comports with my 3 guiding principles: Whenever you receive - give back, leave every place better than you found it and live a purposeful life. Professional governance should be undertaken legally, ethically, sustainably, and, for the benefit of all stakeholders; staff, clients, and for the good of the communities served. 

  • James Iodice
    James Iodice Headshot

    I am excited to announce my candidacy for the GMAR (Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®) Board of Directors. With a proven track record of leadership and dedication to our organization, I am eager to contribute to the continued growth and success of GMAR during its upcoming transitional phase. Having served in various positions within GMAR, I have gained valuable experience and insight into the unique challenges and opportunities facing our industry. It is my genuine passion for real estate and my commitment to our community that has led me to this decision. Moreover, I have been encouraged by peers to step forward and offer my expertise to ensure a smooth transition and continued prosperity. I am honored and excited to take on this position.

  • Meriem Kadi
    Meriem Kadi Headshot

    I have been a REALTOR® for over 25 years and am an agent at National Realty Centers in Northville. I am actively a GMAR committee member for the Government Relations Committee and a Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) for my District 13 in Westland where I have lived for over 40 years. I advocate for private homeownership and whatever issues that are important to you our members and our sellers and buyers and will continue to do so also as your GMAR Director. I am active in my community sitting on the Housing Commission, Westland Friends of the Library President and part of the Lead team for our Westland Wayne Relay for Life bringing awareness and raising money for all cancers.   

    I would appreciate your support and your VOTE for your GMAR DISTRICT 5 DIRECTOR.

  • Hassan Ahmad
    Hassan Ahmad Headshot

    Hassan is a devoted husband and proud father of three beautiful children. With over two decades of experience in the housing and real estate industry, he is an Associate Real Estate Broker at RE/MAX Leading Edge in Dearborn Heights.

    Governor Rick Snyder appointed Hassan to The Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Sales Persons in 2018, underlining his expertise and commitment to the real estate field. In 2020, he was elected as the President of the Dearborn Area Board of REALTORS®, a testament to his leadership and dedication. His unwavering efforts were acknowledged when he received the REALTOR® of the Year award in 2019 & REALTOR® Active in Politics 2022.

    Hassan's dedication extends beyond his professional achievements. In September 2020, he was elected to the National Association of REALTORS®, a board representing a massive 1.4-million-member association. He also serves on the board of several prominent organizations, notably as the Vice President of LAHC (Leaders Advancing and Helping Communities), a nonprofit organization. As the RE/MAX Ambassador to the Children's Miracle Network, he actively contributes to philanthropic causes.

  • Toni Jennings
    Toni Jennings Headshot

    I currently serve as your District Seven Director at GMAR and I would like your support in continuing in this role. Since 2017, I have dedicated my time and efforts to GMAR, working to enhance transparency, accountability, and building strategic direction for the benefit of GMAR and its valued members. I am deeply passionate about promoting diversity, inclusion, and fair housing as well as encouraging the growth and knowledge of our members so we can continue to be 'Greater.'

    I firmly believe that our foremost mission as a board is to ensure our members are not only well-informed but also equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to thrive in this challenging time. Education and awareness are our most powerful weapons against disruption. I am committed to continuing a culture of continuous learning and information sharing among our members. This involves supporting legal actions that protect our profession and the rights of real estate professionals.

    My career has been marked by a series of accomplishments and leadership roles. As the broker/owner of a small boutique real estate brokerage, I take immense pride in not only achieving personal success but also mentoring and guiding others towards their own achievements. One of my most cherished accomplishments is seeing agents I've mentored take on leadership roles within GMAR (Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®) and other corporations.

  • Jason Heilig
    Jason Heilig Headshot

    I have been a REALTOR® with Shain Park, REALTORS® and an active member with GMAR since beginning in the industry in 2018. I have participated on various committees at the local and National level. Within 6 months of becoming a REALTOR®, I served on the NAR Diversity Committee in 2019 and then again in 2021. I further served NAR in 2020 on the Consumer Communications Committee, and then NAR Federal Financing & Housing Committee in 2022. Here at GMAR, I have served on several committees in various roles since 2018. In those committees I have served on, I’ve been active in YPN, RPAC and Government Relations, with also holding the role of Chairperson in 2020 for GMAR Government Relations. I have been an RPAC Major Investor for 5 years now and have achieved and maintained Golden R level since 2022. I currently hold the NAR At Home with Diversity certification.

    I am interested in being on the Greater Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors as a member-at-large to aid the members of the association in my vast knowledge and insight I have gained from my work at the local, state and National levels. With my involvement on various committees at both GMAR and NAR, I feel I can be an asset in bringing input and further participation from traditionally underrepresented areas that GMAR branches into. In being on the Board of Directors, I look forward to sharing the voice of all the associations members and being a leader for future members and endeavors that GMAR is spearheading.